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  • A decade of deadly train crashes for Metrolink

    A decade of deadly train crashes for Metrolink
    Metrolink has seen two multi-fatality crashes in the last decade and has focused considerable attention on improving safety and public confidence. Here is a review from The Times' archives:  What were the earlier crashes? In 2005, a Glendale crash...
  • Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment

    Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment
    After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens. "I was thinking, 'Holy mackerel...
  • State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill

    State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill
    Virginia's environmental regulators want to fine CSX Transportation $361,000 for the April 2014 derailment in Lynchburg that spilled more than 29,000 gallons of oil into the James River. The fine is part of a proposed agreement between the railroad and...
  • Train collides with trailer in Rosedale, no injuries reported

    Train collides with trailer in Rosedale, no injuries reported
    A train collided with a vehicle in Rosedale Monday morning, Baltimore County fire officials said, less than two miles from the site of a significant derailment and explosion in 2013 along the same rail line. The crash was reported around 8:35 a.m. on...
  • The trouble with trains

    A boom in North American oil production may be paying dividends at the pumps, but it comes with a cost. Trains carrying crude have crashed in several high-profile incidents, including in Virginia, and analysis by the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • Hearing examiner says Shell oil project needs full review

    A Skagit County hearing examiner handed conservation groups a victory Monday, ruling that an oil-by-rail project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery near Anacortes should undergo a full environmental review. "Shell's proposal is a major action...
  • AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

    The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a...
  • Residents sounding off over loud new train horns

    Residents sounding off over loud new train horns
    Think those train horns have gotten louder recently? It's not your imagination if you live along the coastal tracks that parallel U.S. 1 from Miami to Jacksonville. The Florida East Coast Railway has fielded up to 20 complaints a week about louder train...
  • Sheriff: Man was posing for photograph when train struck him

    The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says a man struck and killed by a train south of Kalama was posing for a photograph at the time. The Daily News of Longview reports (http://is.gd/BnSEF1 ) that the man had been driving from Tacoma to Portland, Oregon,...
  • Cleanup, investigation continue at W.Va. derailment site

    A full-scale federal investigation of an oil train derailment in southern West Virginia has begun as work continues to remove the overturned tank cars from the site, federal officials said Sunday. A fire sparked by the Feb. 16 derailment in Mount...
  • New England editorial roundup

    The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester (Mass.), Feb. 19, 2015 The town of Boomer, West Virginia lived up to its name when 26 cars of a 109-tanker car CSX train derailed in the middle of the night, and 19 of them were engulfed in flames, shaking residents...